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Hop Hash - Caldera Brewing Company

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116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.32%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Caldera Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Caldera's Hop Hash Ale is a partnership with Hopunion, LLC. Hop Hash is like a breakfast hash, but mashing different hop varieties instead of meat, potatoes and spices--a twist on the American-Style Strong Pale Ale using pure lupulin for bitterness, taste and aroma. This ale gets its name from pure hop lupulin extracted and scraped from the Hopunion pelletizing line. Lupulin is the glandular powder separated from the strobiles of the Humulus Lupulus (hops) plant.

(Beer added by: cbarrett4 on 08-21-2011)
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Ratings: 116 | Reviews: 32 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

freduardo, Jul 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

russws, Jun 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

lupercmda, Jun 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

johnnyboy76, Jun 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Daktah, Jun 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

67couple, Jun 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

stript, Jun 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

zeledonia, Jun 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16%

khargro2, May 23, 2013
Photo of kencarman
3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This could be SO much better. The nose is very, very promising, but once you gt into taste... eh, so what? Needs more complex grain bill and hopping. A bit one dimensional and background-ish in taste. Mouthfeel orange-ish in hops but just pale malt. This is a, "common, you can do better than this," beer. There are SO many decent IPAs out there. Why choose this one when there are so many stand out, or interesting, examples?

While nose is interesting, hop taste is just bitter with not much more than a hint of orange-like hopping.

Light gold, small bubbles with some pillow, clarity: a bit of fridge chill... perhaps? Head holds for a while.

It's not bad, just needs to stand out more..

kencarman, May 12, 2013
Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.75/5  rDev +5%

JeffTheJuice, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of Halcyondays
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber,

A: Pours a clear orange with a huge root beer float type pillowy head. Great head retention and lace. An impressive beautiful pint.

S: White grapefruit pith, melon rind, lemon.

T: Lots of citrus immediately, but finishes with a sweet biscuity malt note that adds a balanced touch to the beer. Grapefruit and tangerine zest throughout.

M: Medium-bodied, frothy creamy carbonation, light resiny aftertaste for the style.

O: A solid bomber of IPA at a good price, these Caldera bombers can get up there, but this is a nice value. Very northwest, but with a hint of Cali.

Halcyondays, Apr 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

litheum94, Apr 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

anjah, Mar 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

hardrock, Mar 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

durlta, Mar 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

Pensfan0782, Mar 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

chugamugofsud, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly hazy orange-ish to copper color with an off white head. In the aroma, mellow orange citrus hops. In the taste, a dryer orange citrus hop and a nice malt balance. A small hop bite, but mainly smooth, with a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dryness of orange citrus and somewhat malty. Nice hops with balance, fresh and pleasant.

OWSLEY069, Jan 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12%

Hopmodium, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Snagged a bottle of this for 5 bucks at the House of 1,000 beers. Brewed once so it must have been bottled in March of last year making this bottle 10 months old. Peeling back the tag the original price was 15 so no wonder it didn't sell.

A - Not an exposition of carbonation but much more than I expected. Got a solid 1/4 inch of opaque colored head atop of a hazy deep amber brown beer. In the glass it's still very alive with a constant stream of bubbles from the base.

S - Actual quite juicy still with grapefruit hops and musky caramel bread base. Some herbal sort of hop smells as well.

T - Kind of acidic with faded sharp pine hops, malt balance and some hops clinging to the back of the palate. Kind of a dirty muddled hop profile with a touch of herbal bitterness which actually reminds me of aspirin. In other words not great.

M - Light to heavy, somewhat chewy, still quite bitter.

Overall I was surprised to see these hops still alive even after the expected 6 months expiration but that doesn't mean it's a great beer. Very bitter, herbal, and medicine like this one is worth passing on even for 5 bucks.

DrDemento456, Jan 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

MrT1979, Jan 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

marct, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of russpowell
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked this out when back home in NC, we get some Caldera stuff here in OK, but not this one...

Pours amber with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Very good head retention & lacing

S: Breadyness, orange peel & grapefruit. Easily the best aspect of this beer

T: Grapefruit, orange rind, some caramel & a touch of aspirin up front. Herbal & woody hops as this warms, grapefruit rind & more aspirin & then some leafy hops & a little bit of pear fruittyness. Finishes with piney bitterness with some lemon & orange zest & astringency & dryness, plus some biscuitty malt

MF: Creamy with medium body that thins as this warms. A bit more malt profile would've helped with balance

Nothing to get excited about here, was hoping for more

russpowell, Jan 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

rmehughes, Jan 05, 2013
Hop Hash from Caldera Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.